Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving sweet friends.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Lori Holt's Cozy Cottage Calendar 2016 Blog Tour

Good morning Chickadees!
Today starts the Lori Holt's Cozy Cottage Calendar 2016 Blog Tour.
Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnet has the sweetest Calender

It show cases her decorating and some of her sweet quilts.
This calendar is great for keeping organized.  Each month
you will be at aww at all the great decorating ideas.

This block is actually in the calendar.  I choose
to make a little wall hanging.  This is going to be
a great addition to my sewing room.  
To purchase the calendar visit Fat Quarter Shop.

Thank you so much Fat Quarter Shop for including
me in the blog tour and for the sweet calendar.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quilt Market and My Story

Hello sweet people.
I have to say this was the best market ever.
Look who is coming out of retirement!
I finally got to meet Lynette Jensen from Thimbleberries.
She is the sweetest person and I am so blessed to have been able to really 
 talk to her.
She is the reason I am quilting today.  Now I have been sewing
since I was young with my grandmother and I always picked 
Home Ec in school just so I could sew.  But I had really wanted
to get into quilting.  Not sure how to start.
About 1997 or 1998 I can not remember we where in Katy
and came across a quilt store and my hubby was happy to
stop and let me go in.  They had a block of the month  program going
on.  Now I have never made a quilt or even pieced yet all I had done was 
cloths and crafty projects.  
I asked if I could start the block of the month, and they happily said yes.
 I was so excitied I bought the block pattern and it came with the fabric
and everything,  I started with block 9 which is the house with the 
white fence.  I remember not being able to wait to get home and start.
The pattern was so easy to follow that I had no problems piecing my first 
block by myself.  So I went back for more, but I had to go backwards back 
to block 1 - 8.
Now if you know me I am very visual and I am direction challenged.  lol
So if you are a beginner Lynette's patterns are very easy to follow.  So I 
started to collect her books and patterns.  

The name of the quilt is Thimbleberries Village.  This is the 
very first quilt I made and the rest is history.  I have been piecing
and quilting every since.   
Thank you so much Lynette for making your patterns easy to follow.

We attended some school houses while at market.
That is where you go to different classes and learn
about new thinks that are out.  
One of the school houses was about Erin's book 
at Why Not Sew?  It was great getting to hear
all about her book.

We also listened to Darlene Zimmerman speak on her 
new line Morningside Farm and on feedsacks.
This is was here booth at market.

Here is Pat Sloan taking about her new line and book.

I got a picture of some of the Moda Designers getting 
ready for the fashion show at school house.  Each
one designed a row and Moda has a book coming out
that will have the rows in it to make a row quilt.

I was so happy to meet Bonnie and Camille with moda.
They are showing there Vintage Picnic.  
I have some fat quarter bundles coming.

Bunny Hill is coming out with the cutest Halloween
fabric for next year.

Andover is doing a Little House On The Prairie
line.  This is the real Nellie Olsen from the Little
House On The Prairie movies that we all used to watch as kids.
She has a book out and was selling copies.

Lecien Flower Sugar Christmas will be here in April 2016

I was so happy to finally see some vintagey Christmas coming
out.  I am not sure of the name of this line but it too will
be here April 2016

Hope you liked my little tour of Market?

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Doing A Little Quilting

Hello sweet people!
We are having a beautiful day here in Texas
after the rains we have had.  You do need to hold on
to your hat with both hands though.  The winds are
very heavy here, when I woke up this morning I thought
I was in OZ.  lol!

I have been so blessed to have some customer quilts
to quilt.  But I have been bad about taking pictures of them.
This sweet Scrumptious quilt I did belongs to the
super sweet Erin from Why Not Sew?  It is for her 
daughter and she loved the Popcorn quilting design.

I quilted this quilt for sweet Debra from Feathers in my Nest.
Hope you can see what a great job Debra did on her
quilt?  I asked Debra what quilt pattern she used and
it is a Bonnie Hunter Block of the month Celtic Solstice.

The quilting design I used was Simplicity.
You can see a couple of the blocks from this
view a little better.

I went to quilt market this weekend and meet some
really nice people.  Stay tuned for pictures later in
the week.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Christmas Quilt Finish

Hello everyone!
Hope you are having a great week so far?

Last year Lori from Bee In My Bonnet had a sew long
along on Instagram.  I finally got my quilt all put together
and quilted over the weekend.   Now I am working
on the binding.   
If you are Instagram you can find me at donnaslavendernest.
Please stop by there and say hi.


Monday, October 12, 2015

Sew Sweet Bee

Hi y'all!
Hope everyone is doing ok?
 I am so ready for some fall like weather over here.
So maybe some of you can blow it this way. lol!

September was Renee's month from Sewn with Grace
Renee asked for this super sweet sail boat block.
As you can see I had to add a little me with the lavender.
This was a super fun block to make and went together really easy.

October is Sharon's month from Daisy Cottage Quilting.
Sharon asked us to make her any block we wanted.
So I contacted her and asked her what some of her
favorite blocks are.  She likes a stars and log cabin blocks.
So I made her a friendship star.  If you know Sharon you know
she loves red.   So I used a piece of the new Lecien Flower Sugar 2015.
If you click on the link it will take you to my shop for a peak.

Hope you have a Happy Monday!


Monday, September 21, 2015

50% Off Quilting

Happy Monday Y'all!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

I wanted to tell you about a new feature in my quilting business.
Starting now after I have quilted 7 quilts for you, your 8th quilt will be 50% off
 the quilting ( thread, batting and if you need binding that does not apply).

So if I have already done some quilting for you I am adding those quilts to your total and have already contacted you.  
For Examaple:  If I have already done 2 quilts for you, you have 5 more to go before you get the 8th quilt quilted 50% off.  
Since I do most of my quilts through the mail there will be no card.  I have created a little book to keep up with each quilt you send me.
(Hope this all makes sense?)

You can visit me here to learn more about sending a quilt to me.

Hope your weed is wonderful.